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Nillkin Frosted Shield - Quick Thoughts

  1. chrism380
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 14, 2014

    chrism380 , Aug 14, 2014 :
    My Nillkin Frosted Shield arrived today and I am very impressed after a single day of use. As a reference I had the One Plus One Protective Case, didn't work for me by any means. One Plus is sending me a replacement as we speak, that was nice of them. I then moved to the Diztronic TPU case; I enjoyed this case and how it protects my phone very well. The only gripe was that it gave my phone a bulkier feel. Sides, front edges and back were well protected, just felt bulkier.

    The Nillkin Shield seems to be my personal favorite. I ordered two (one for me and one for my brother) from one of the auction sites and it took 13 days to ship from China to the US. It comes with a screen protector, I already have the Nillkin Tempered Glass on my screen, so I'll just put this away for when I may need it. I chose the brown case, I usually like black or white, so this was a bit of a change. The color looks luxurious, its a dark brown that complements the black phone very well. Quality seems impressive, the plastic feels sturdy and seems to have a bit of give to it.

    It feels minimalist in my hand, my only concern is that it feels slightly slippery; this may be because it's brand new. The side buttons, top and bottom ports/speakers are all easily accessible. The case has a minimal lip on the screen, this is sufficient if the phone is placed on a flat surface. Now, if one would drop their phone, I can't say this would save the day, but to protect the corners from daily use, works for me.

    I look forward to reporting back after a week or so of use. aug 2014 018 (683x1024).jpg aug 2014 019 (1024x683).jpg aug 2014 020 (1024x683).jpg aug 2014 021 (1024x683).jpg aug 2014 022 (1024x683).jpg aug 2014 023 (1024x683).jpg aug 2014 024 (1024x683).jpg aug 2014 025 (1024x683).jpg
     

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  2. kp1234
    Community Veteran Aug 14, 2014


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  3. tagline15
    Gingerbread Aug 14, 2014


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  4. Gslide
    Jelly Bean Aug 14, 2014

    Gslide , Aug 14, 2014 :
    I've had cases like this before. I learned my lesson long time ago. Don't buy this type of case that have the top and bottom open. The back and sides will be fine but the top and bottom will look weathered. Sucks. Trust me.
     

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  5. tjb50
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 14, 2014

    tjb50 , Aug 14, 2014 :
    I have it, off Ebay for 7 bucks.

    Just put it one, seems nice. Was hoping for a more "grippy" type feel but it's fine.

    The phone is wider than previous and whilst I can "one hand" the phone it's not with great comfort of grip.
     

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  6. tjb50
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 14, 2014

    tjb50 , Aug 14, 2014 :

    Problem with closing off the bottom on this phone is the whole bottom consists of speakers, so you really have to have it open.
     

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  7. starfury
    Jelly Bean Aug 14, 2014

    starfury , Aug 14, 2014 :
    That is why I went with the gel case from Orzly. Not certain if other manufacturers are making them in gel now, and haven't looked because I'm very happy with my choice, but at the time I ordered it was the only one available.
     

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  8. chrism380
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 14, 2014

    chrism380 , Aug 14, 2014 :
    When you say looks weathered on the exposed parts, is this from long term use? How does it look weathered? I know when I took off my Diztronic case the screen had some gunk on it, but a quick wipe down and things looked as good as new.
     

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  9. tombigfr
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 14, 2014


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  10. Gslide
    Jelly Bean Aug 14, 2014

    Gslide , Aug 14, 2014 :
    Its not protected and its prone to bumps and scratches but the rest of the phone looks new.
     

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  11. chrism380
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 14, 2014

    chrism380 , Aug 14, 2014 :
    Gotcha, yes I can see that if the phone is getting tossed around the exposed parts can get scratched. I personally am not a big fan of cases, so this is basically a step up from not having anything on, while giving a bit a protection.
     

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  12. Gslide
    Jelly Bean Aug 14, 2014

    Gslide , Aug 14, 2014 :
    This is true
     

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  13. mikymoo
    Froyo Aug 14, 2014


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  14. faisalv
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 14, 2014

    faisalv , Aug 14, 2014 :
    I also have this case and I'm really happy with it. After use the sides are a lil less slippery but would still like a lil more grip.

    A gel case would add extra bulk on an already big phone.
     

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  15. chrism380
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 15, 2014

    chrism380 , Aug 15, 2014 :
    Good.. That's my only gripe that it feels a bit slippery!
     

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  16. TimT0
    Cupcake Dec 15, 2014


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